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Atlanta acquires former Jayhawk Kirk Hinrich

February 24, 2011

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The struggling Atlanta Hawks acquired guard Kirk Hinrich from Washington in a five-player trade Wednesday, upgrading their backcourt for the playoff run.

The Hawks also received forward Hilton Armstrong in exchange for guard Mike Bibby, rookie guard Jordan Crawford, swingman Maurice Evans and a first-round pick in this year’s draft.

“We felt we had a good opportunity to improve our ballclub by adding Kirk and Hilton,” Hawks general manager Rick Sund said. “Kirk is a well-rounded player that gives us options at both guard positions. In addition to being a solid and hard-nosed defender, he is a good shooter who can also distribute the ball. His resume includes significant playoff experience as well. Hilton can play both center and power forward, and will add frontcourt depth.”

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number1jayhawker 3 years, 10 months ago

Good for Kirk. The Washington Bullets, uh I mean Wizards, is a terrible franchise.

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